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Cat Returns from the Grave


Cat Returns from the Grave

A cat in Florida is being hailed as a “miracle” and a “zombie” after seemingly coming back from the dead. Bart the cat was hit by a car earlier this month, assumed dead, and buried. Five days later, he dug free of his grave and—despite serious injuries—got himself to a neighbor’s yard. Bart’s owner then brought him to the Humane Society of Tampa, where he has since received treatment for a broken jaw and extensive facial injuries, including surgery to remove one of his eyes. Bart is expected to make a full recovery in about six weeks. More… Discuss

Great Movie Themes 5: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Flying Theme) by John Williams: great compositions/performances


Great Movie Themes 5: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Flying Theme) by John Williams

word: languorous


languorous

Definition: (adjective) Lacking spirit or liveliness.
Synonyms: lackadaisical, languid, dreamy
Usage: The sun was low in the west, and the breeze soft and languorous that came up from the south, charged with the seductive odor of the sea. Discuss.

ARTICLE: THE CLOUDED LEOPARD


The Clouded Leopard

The clouded leopard prowls the Himalayan foothills. It is only distantly related to its namesake but does share the leopard’s dark spots. As the smallest of the big cats, the clouded leopard is considered an evolutionary link between big cats and small cats. It is known for its excellent climbing ability—the clouded leopard can climb down trees headfirst—and frightening canine teeth—the largest of any cat in proportion to body size. What nickname has it been given due to this latter feature? More…

 

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Can we teach cats to drink with straws? Or may be we could ask geneticias to develop a straw drinking cat: the food industry needs that.



         The food industry needs geneticists (I’m sure someone willl consider the project of interest) to genetically modify cats, so they too can drink using straws, just like humans do: Why else would they provide straws with cat food containers?  It reminds me of  a fable: “Le renard et la Cigogne” by La Fontaine.

Great video by the way: Thanks Twinklybird!

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XVIII.

Jean de La Fontaine 

Le Renard et la Cigogne

Compère le Renard se mit un jour en frais,

Et retint à dîner commère la Cigogne.
Le régal fût petit et sans beaucoup d’apprêts :
        Le Galant pour toute besogne,
        Avait un brouet clair (il vivait chichement).
        Ce brouet fut par lui servi sur une assiette :
        La Cigogne au long bec n’en put attraper miette ;
        Et le drôle eut lapé le tout en un moment.
        Pour se venger de cette tromperie,
À quelque temps de là, la Cigogne le prie.
« Volontiers, lui dit-il, car avec mes amis
                Je ne fais point cérémonie. “
        À l’heure dite, il courut au logis
                De la Cigogne son hôtesse ;
                Loua très fort la politesse ;
                Trouva le dîner cuit à point.
Bon appétit surtout ; Renards n’en manquent point.
Il se réjouissait à l’odeur de la viande
Mise en menus morceaux, et qu’il croyait friande.
                On servit, pour l’embarrasser,
En un vase à long col et d’étroite embouchure.
Le bec de la Cigogne y pouvait bien passer,
Mais le museau du Sire était d’autre mesure.
Il lui fallut à jeun retourner au logis,
Honteux comme un Renard qu’une Poule aurait pris,
        Serrant la queue, et portant bas l’oreille.
                Trompeurs, c’est pour vous que j’écris :
                Attendez-vous à la pareille.

 

Cats Forever: A Small Token Of Appreciation and In Memory of Helen Sanders


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Yesterday I was visiting the River’s End Cafe, on the beach, at Seal Beach, so I took few pictures of the place. It is one of those places build to remind one of the feel of the past. It is the place to have a bite, like after you a shower on the  beach to wash the ocean and the sand from your overly sun exposed skin: Will that pass for a suntan or a sunburn to your friends at the North Pole? Only time can tell-give it a few hour.
Like I was saying, here I am, taking in the fresh air, and moderate temperature of May, and admiring the architecture of the place, its color, the plants, bushes, and trees, and waiting for a hummingbird to get its lunch from the nectar of one of the flower nature designed especially for them (or may be it is the other way around).
And then I see it the Helen Sanders Memorial Plaque right at my feet, one corner of the ceramic tile broken already. But what about the dream: Was her dream turned activism, and foundation of care for stray cats broken? I thought, since I was there I could remind you of her, and her work.

 

 

The rest is up to you: If you wish to adopt a cat, or donate to the cause of Helen Sanders, visit the website: http://www.helensanderscatpaws.com/

One has to be passionate about something in life: What are you passionate about?